Lives and works in Cairo

Current Works

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, Artistic director, founder and dance teacher (since 2012)

Who said anything about dance, Solo, performed in France and Portugal (ongoing since 2016)

“Glaube” (Faith), part of the trilogy “Glaube, Liebe Hoffnung”, performed in Dresden (ongoing since 2017)

Lessons of revolting, Rawabet Theater, Cairo (2011), Theater Spektakel Zurich (2012)

“Whilst closely gazing at the soup... ”, Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland, Rawabet Theater, Cairo (2012)


“Who said anything about dance”, Best Performance 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
Workshops in Sudan (2015) and Gabon (2016)
Pro Helvetia studio residency, Schlachthaus, Bern (2005)


Dancer (since 2000), Choreographer, Dance Teacher

Historical Event

Arab Spring (2011)

First Works

Nomadness (2007)

Try out, Schlachthaus Berne (2006)

Tempor/ament (2002–2004)

“Passages” (2001)

“Teeming” (2000)


B.A and a Masters degree in Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School, UK

B.A in Film from the High Institute of Cinema, Academy of Arts in Cairo

Primary and Secondary school in Cairo

Dancing classes starting at the age of 5 years

Mother: Filmmaker
Father: ?
One Younger Sister

Dream job as a child: Dancer

Further Information

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center

Sandra Gysi, Cairo, 17.01.2018